PRN is a non-profit agency that operates the federally funded Texas Parent Training and Information Centers - PATH, PEN & TEAM.

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The majority of our staff are parents of children with disabilities. We understand what you are going through - you are not alone.

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Behavior Contracts for Independence webinar on April 17 @ 12:15 p.m.

Join us for our next free webinar on Tuesday, April 17 @ 12:15 p.m. CST, Behavior Contracts to Promote Independence, presented by Allison Sheats and Ashley Richardson of Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research, Texas Tech University.  Allison and Ashley will discuss how to utilize behavior contracts to provide specific expectations and bring more positive reinforcement into your child’s life.  Register today >>

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Partners Resource Network can help you understand your child’s disability; understand your rights and responsibilities under IDEA; and effectively participate as a team member with professionals in planning services for your child.

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Contact us at 1.800.866.4726 or partnersresource@sbcglobal.net and we will put you in touch with our person helping parents and families in your area.

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No. All of our services are provided at no cost.

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Upcoming Events

  1. ARD Process/IEP Clinic
    April 19 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
  2. Related Services & Guardianship
    April 19 @ 6:00 pm CDT
  3. Contenidos del IEP
    April 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm CDT

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What is an IEE? The language regarding IEEs is found in the regulations implementing IDEA. Specifically, the right to an IEE is defined as: “A parent has the right to an independent educational evaluation at the public expense if the parent disagrees with an evaluation obtained by the public agency. However, the public agency may initiate a hearing under Reg, 300.506 of this subpart to show that its evaluation is appropriate. If the final decision is that the evaluation is read more

A new “To The Administrator Addressed Correspondence” letter has been posted on the TEA website: February 26, 2018 TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED: SUBJECT: Responsibilities and Timelines Regarding Parent Requests for Special Education Evaluations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Texas Education Code (TEC), and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). In late 2016, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) initiated visits to Texas to learn about referral, child find, and evaluation practices within read more

TEA has posted some new documents at https://tea.texas.gov/TexasSPED/ that provide additional information. We have not reviewed it all yet, but would direct your attention first to the presentation to the state special education directors from their recent meeting in Austin  – TCASE Special Education Update presented on 2/20/2018. It gives more information on their plans involving ESCs.  

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has extended the comment deadline for its online survey soliciting feedback on a draft corrective action plan for special education. The online survey period will now run through Tuesday, Feb.20. At the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, TEA drafted an initial corrective action plan regarding the support and delivery of special education services in the state’s public schools. The initial draft addresses all issues identified in a recent federal monitoring report, including the proper identification read more